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The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground

by Jeffrey Ostler

A concise and engrossing account of the Lakota and the battle to regain their homeland.

The Lakota Indians made their home in the majestic Black Hills mountain range during the last millennium, drawing on...


Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

by Frederick Kaufman

A prominent food journalist follows the trail from Big Pizza to square tomatoes to exploding food prices to Wall Street, trying figure out why we can't all have healthy, delicious, affordable food

In 2008, farmers...


In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

by Jeffrey Veidlinger

The story of how the Holocaust decimated Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is well known. Still, thousands of Jews in these small towns survived the war and returned afterward to rebuild their communities....


That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia

by Arica L. Coleman

That the Blood Stay Pure traces the history and legacy of the commonwealth of Virginia's effort to maintain racial purity and its impact on the relations between African Americans and Native Americans. Arica...


Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

by Michael B. Barrett

In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without...


Creating People of Plenty

by Sayur Shimizu

"There is no doubt that the Eisenhower administration accomplished one of its paramount Cold War strategic objectives: to rebuild Japan's economy and reinstate the nation as a stabilizing, pro-capitalist member...


Fallen Leaves: The Civil War Letters of Major Henry Livermore Abbott

by Robert Garth Scott

Major Henry Livermore Abbott of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the most widely known and highly respected officer of his rank to serve in the Army of the Potomac. He distinguished himself in every...


Death Throes of a Dynasty

by E. G.(Jay) Ruoff

The letters of Charles and Bessie Ewing provide eyewitness accounts of the social upheaval and warfare that shook turn-of-the-century China. In addition to discussing their missionary activities in the villages...


Wellington's Guns: The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

by Nick Lipscombe

The history books have forgotten the artillery of Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars, but in this book Nick Lipscombe offers a study of the gunners through first-hand accounts, bringing life and color...


The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

by Douglas Perry

From the author of Eliot Ness, the gripping true story of the murders that inspired the iconic musical Chicago.

With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures...


New Mexico: A History

by Marc Simmons

Today, as much as ever before, the red-rock, pinon-covered state of New Mexico remains tierra encantada, "the land of enchantment," to Indians, Anglos, and descendants of the conquistadores.  New Mexico's...


North Carolina: A History

by William Powell

Described by an early visitor as "the Goodliest Soile Under the Cope of Heaven," the land that would become North Carolina presented its first settlers with the promise of prosperity, wealth, and--with luck--liberty,...


Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

by Max Hastings

From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied...


From Munich to Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's America and the Origins of the Second World War

by David Reynolds

Arguing that the period from 1938 to 1941 was a turning point in modern American history, Mr. Reynolds shows how Franklin Roosevelt led Americans into a new global perspective on foreign policy.


On the Border: Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico

by Andrew Grant Wood, Daniel D. Arreola & María S. Arbeláez

A stunningly beautiful backdrop where cultures meet, meld, and thrive, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands is one of the most dynamic regions in the Americas. On the Border explores little-known corners of this fascinating...


Of Camel Kings and Other Things: Rural Rebels Against Modernity in Late Imperial China

by Roxann Prazniak

From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth...


Keeping Democracy at Bay: Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Political Reform

by Suzanne Pepper

This thoroughly researched study provides an invaluable account of Hong Kong's political evolution from its founding as a British colony to the present. Exploring the interplay between colonial, capitalist,...


Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace

by Dominic Lieven

The first history of the epic defeat of Napoleon's empire told from the Russian perspective.

Though much has been written about Napoleon's doomed invasion of Russia and the collapse of the French Empire that...


Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

by Colonel David Fitz-Enz

Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the...


The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas

by Dmitry Chen

The first book in Russia's acclaimed Silk Road Trilogy, available in English for the first time, is full of mystery, memorable characters, and nonstop adventure. In the heart of the world, where empires collide,...